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China - 1 new case of H7N9 bird flu & 1 death of a previously known case - March 6, 2015

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  • China - 1 new case of H7N9 bird flu & 1 death of a previously known case - March 6, 2015

    CHP closely monitors additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) in Mainland
    The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) is today (March 6) closely monitoring an additional human case of avian influenza A(H7N9) on the Mainland, and again urged the public to maintain strict personal, food and environmental hygiene both locally and during travel.
    According to the Health and Family Planning Commission of Anhui Province, a male patient aged 79 with poultry exposure before onset was hospitalised for management in critical condition.
    To date, 597 human cases of avian influenza A(H7N9) have been reported by the Mainland health authorities in Guangdong (179 cases), Zhejiang (156 cases), Jiangsu (70 cases), Fujian (58 cases), Shanghai (45 cases), Hunan (24 cases), Anhui (24 cases), Xinjiang (10 cases), Jiangxi (nine cases), Shandong (six cases), Beijing (five cases), Henan (four cases), Guangxi (three cases), Jilin (two cases), Guizhou (one case) and Hebei (one case).
    "Locally, we will remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments," the spokesman said.
    Health surveillance measures have been implemented at all boundary control points. Thermal imaging systems are in place for body temperature checks on inbound travellers and the DH also conducts temperature checks with handheld devices. Suspected cases will be immediately referred to public hospitals for follow-up.
    Regarding health education for travellers, the display of posters and broadcasting of health messages in departure and arrival halls, environmental health inspection and provision of regular updates to the travel industry and other stakeholders are ongoing.
    Travellers, especially those returning from avian influenza-affected areas with fever or respiratory symptoms, should immediately wear masks, seek medical attention and reveal their travel history to doctors. Health-care professionals should pay special attention to patients who might have had contact with poultry, birds or their droppings in affected areas.
    The public should remain vigilant and take heed of the advice against avian influenza below:
    * Do not visit live poultry markets and farms. Avoid contact with poultry, birds and their droppings;
    * If contact has been made, thoroughly wash hands with soap;
    * Avoid entering areas where poultry may be slaughtered and contact with surfaces which might be contaminated by droppings of poultry or other animals;
    * Poultry and eggs should be thoroughly cooked before eating;
    * Wash hands frequently with soap, especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes, handling food or eating; after going to the toilet or touching public installations or equipment (including escalator handrails, elevator control panels and door knobs); and when hands are dirtied by respiratory secretions after coughing or sneezing;
    * Cover the nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, hold the spit with a tissue and put it into a covered dustbin;
    * Avoid crowded places and contact with fever patients; and
    * Wear masks when respiratory symptoms develop or when taking care of fever patients.
    The public may visit the CHP's pages below for more information:
    * The avian influenza page (;
    * The weekly Avian Influenza Report (;
    * Global statistics and affected areas of avian influenza (;
    * The Facebook Page (; and
    * The YouTube Channel (
    Ends/Friday, March 6, 2015

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    Anqing City, the new one cases of H7N9 cases
    Published: 2015-03-06 Source: The Read 167 times
    Anhui Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission briefing March 6, Anqing City, the new one cases of H7N9 cases.
    Pingmou patient, male, 79 years old, Susong County, live poultry before the onset of exposure history. March 5 was diagnosed with H7N9 cases, patients are in critical condition, Hefei, now a hospital.

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      Anhui Province, one case of H7N9 death cases
      Published: 2015-03-06 Source: The Read 37 times
      February 23, Ma'anshan City, reported one case of H7N9 cases in patients with onset of February 10, February 22, Nanjing First Hospital diagnosed as H7N9 cases. The patients with the full treatment ineffective died on March 3.
      Experts Again: Currently there is evidence to suggest that exposure of human infection with live bird markets H7N9 avian influenza morbidity risk factors, carrying the virus in poultry and their droppings, secretions may be infected with H7N9 avian influenza viruses were the main source of infection. Residents in their daily lives should avoid direct contact with live poultry, birds or their droppings, especially disease (dead) birds. In food processing, food process, to achieve raw and cooked separately to avoid cross contamination; if it has contact Wash hands with soap or hand sanitizer as soon as possible; children should avoid direct contact with poultry and wild birds; if found disease (dead) birds, animals Do not deal with on their own, should report the authorities. Do not buy live poultry slaughtered on their own, do not touch, do not eat sick (dead) poultry, meat, do not buy without quarantine certificates fresh, live, frozen poultry and their products; raw poultry, meat and eggs must be cooked cooking . "A healthy lifestyle is very important for the prevention of the disease, usually physical exercise should be strengthened to ensure adequate sleep, balanced diet. Wash your hands, pay attention to personal hygiene.

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      The statement refers to this case:

      #609 - Male. 48, [Lee], hospitalized in critical condition, Ma'anshan, Anhui province